Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Christmas in Italy

“Christmas season in Italy is traditionally celebrated December 24-January 6, or Christmas Eve through Epiphany.

Although Babbo Natale (Father Christmas) and giving presents on Christmas are becoming more common, the main day for gift giving is Epiphany on January 6, the 12th day of Christmas when the three Wise Men gave Baby Jesus their gifts. In Italy, presents are brought by La Befana, who arrives in the night to fill children’s stockings.”

Read more @ http://goitaly.about.com/od/christmasinitaly/a/christmas.htm

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